At least three different groups of social activists, community leaders and NGO workers are scheduled to vist Nagar – Hunza – Gojal, on development exposure trips, during the next ten days, according to reports.
The first team comprises of fifty people from Azad Kashmir. The team is being led by Fazal Amin Baig (Gulmit). The trip is sponsored by “Grassroots Development Foundation, a Denmark based NGO.
The second team comprises of community leaders and social activists from the Wakhan Corridor. This team is led by Inayat Ali (Shimshal). Majority of the team members are Wakhi speaking peple. This trip has been Wildlife Conservation Society, a US based NGO.
The third team is led by Mehboob Aziz (Gulmit) and comprises of Wakhani social activists and community leaders. Their tour is sponsored by a tourism concern of AKDN, working in the Wakhan corridor.
During the trip these visitors are scheduled to visit projects of Naunihal Foundation, in Nagar Valley, Baltit Fort, Altit Village, KADO projects, Ganish Village, Al Amin Model School Gulmit, Ghulkin Village Organization & Village Women Organization, Khyber Valley, Khunjerab Valley Organization (KVO), Silk Route Dry Port, Passu (VO projects) and Chipursan. The teams are also scheduled to visit Khunjerab Valley. The purpose of these visits to share knowledge about sociail development and, hopefully, inspire the visitors to take similar actions in their own communities.
Wakhi Tajik Cultural Association (WTCA) is going to arrange a musical night for the teams coming from Wakhan in Gulmit, on the 27th of November.
This is the first time that a group of peopel from Ookh (Wakhan) would visit their ethnic brethern in this part of the world.